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Pay as you go

Using contactless or Oyster on River Bus services

    You can pay as you go using contactless or Oyster on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services. These journeys do not count towards caps.
      Only touch in on the yellow card reader when asked to board by a member of MBNA Thames Clippers staff and remember to touch out again at the end of your journey, or when changing boats. A member of MBNA Thames Clippers staff must see you touch in.
        You can't top up at River Bus piers, so if you're using Oyster make sure you've enough pay as you go credit before you travel.

          Using Oyster on River Tours

          You can't use contactless or Oyster to pay as you go on River Tours, but you can use the credit on your Oyster card to buy a paper ticket for Thames River Services and Circular Cruise Westminster River Tours, from pier ticket offices.

          You cannot use your pay as you go credit to buy tickets for any other River Tours.

          Contactless can be used to buy tickets at piers.

            Discounts

            Travelcards

              You can get a third off MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus and most sightseeing River Tours if you have a Travelcard, whether it's a paper ticket or on your Oyster card. Just show it to the staff when buying your ticket.
                If you are travelling on MBNA Thames Clippers services using Oyster to pay as you go and have a Travelcard on your Oyster card, the discounted fare will be charged when you touch in on the yellow card reader.

                  Child rates

                    Young people aged 5-15 years pay child fares on most services (4-15 on the London Eye River Cruise and 5-16 on City Cruises).
                      Under 5s travel free.

                        Students and Apprentices

                          NUS student card holders get a discount on some services - check when you buy your ticket.
                            18+ Student and Apprentice Oyster photocard holders get a discount on MBNA Thames Clippers season tickets only.

                              Freedom Pass and War Veterans

                                Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders pay half the adult fare on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services and many River Tours.
                                  Veterans Oyster photocard holders pay half fare on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services.

                                    Senior citizen rates

                                    Where senior citizen rates are offered, these apply to those of pensionable age who do not have a Freedom Pass. Check with the operator of the service when buying your ticket.

                                    River Bus and River Tour services are operated by independent companies:

                                    River Bus

                                    River Bus

                                    Operated by MBNA Thames Clippers:

                                    RB1: Embankment - Woolwich Arsenal

                                    RB2: St George Wharf  - Bankside  (Tate to Tate)

                                    RB4: Canary Wharf  - Doubletree Docklands Nelson Dock  

                                    RB5: North Greenwich - Woolwich Arsenal

                                    RB6: Putney - Blackfriars

                                    Find fares information on the Thames Clippers website


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                                    River Tours

                                    Sightseeing Tours

                                    City Cruises Westminster to Greenwich cruise and Tower Pier circular tour
                                    Find fares information on the City Cruises website

                                    Thames River Services Westminster to Greenwich cruise
                                    Find fares information on the Thames River Services website

                                    Circular Cruise Westminster
                                    Find fares information on the Circular Cruise Westminster website

                                    London Eye Circular River Cruise
                                    Find fares information on the London Eye website

                                    WPSA Westminster to Hampton Court
                                    Find fares information on the Westminster Passenger Service Association website

                                    Turks Hampton Court to Richmond
                                    Find fares information on the Turks Launches website

                                    Daytime dining cruises

                                    Lunch cruises are operated by Bateaux London and City Cruises
                                    Find fares information on the Bateaux London website
                                    Find fares information on the City Cruises website

                                    Sunday Lunch Jazz cruises are operated by Bateaux London
                                    Find fares information on the Bateaux London website

                                    Afternoon Tea cruises are operated by Bateaux London and City Cruises
                                    Find fares information on the Bateaux London website
                                    Find fares information on the City Cruises website

                                    Evening cruises

                                    Dinner cruises are operated by Bateaux London
                                    Find fares information on the Bateaux London website

                                    Showboat dinner cruises are operated by City Cruises
                                    Find fares information on the City Cruises website

                                    Sundowner/River Lights cruises are operated by City Cruises
                                    Find fares information on the City Cruises website

                                    Thames Jazz cruise is operated by City Cruises
                                    Find fares information on the City Cruises website

                                    Thames disco cruises
                                    Find fares information on the Mainstream Leisure website

                                    Speedboat Experiences  

                                    Thames Rockets
                                    Find fares information on the Thames Rockets website

                                    Thames RIB Experience
                                    Find fares information on the Thames RIB Experience website

                                    Thamesjet
                                    Find fares information on the Thamesjet website

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